Comic books based on Stephen King's novels have almost become a genre of their own lately, with adaptations and spin-offs of both "The Stand" and his "Dark Tower" series finding new life in the world of graphic novels.
This November, King's 1984 novel "The Talisman" (co-written with Peter Straub) goes the same route with a new graphic novel adaptation published by Del Rey Comics.
The story follows a teenager tasked with retrieving a magical talisman in order to save his dying mother. He must cross back and forth between our world and its alternate—and more dangerous—"twinner" counterpart.
Longtime King collaborator Robin Furth, who writes Marvel's "Dark Tower" comics, will adapt "The Talisman" novel with art provided by Tony Shasteen ("Occult Crimes Taskforce"). The series is expected to span at least 24 monthly issues.
Del Rey has provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive preview of "The Talisman" #1. Click on the page below to get a sneak peek at the first six pages!
"The Talisman" #1 hits shelves November 18.
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